Curriculum Sociology

Students of this subject develop an understanding of human behaviour and the society in which they live.

A qualification in sociology is particularly useful to those who hope to work in social work, the public sector or criminal justice systems in the future.

Key Stage 4

Students begin studying this subject in year 9 and some of the topics covered include family, youth, crime, education and research techniques. Students taking this course will develop their communication, research, presentation and problem solving skills.  Assessment is via three written examinations worth 33.3% each.

Key Stage 5

The content of this course is quite similar to GCSE studies, however at AS/A2 Level students delve deeper into academic theories in this field.  Areas of study include culture and identity, socialisation, power and control.  Assessment is via examinations and homework is regularly set in the form of research activities and extended writing pieces.

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LIST OF SUBJECTS

ART
BUSINESS STUDIES
COMPUTING & ICT
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
DRAMA
ENGLISH
FOOD TECHNOLOGY
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
LAW
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
MUSIC
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH